Canva Makes Thank You Cards Easy
If you upload your own design or start with a Canva template, Canva has some suggestions as to the size for your thank you card. For print on demand, they offer a landscape format and either 5.5 x 4.25 or 7.1 x 5.5 inches, 300 dpi and CMYK colors. When you order prints of your uploaded design, your design can be a folded card, a flat "postcard" style, a full color and/or double sided printed.
As you would expect, the local printers that they work with only use recycled paper. They are very proud of their You Print, We Plant campaign. Canva will plant a tree for every print order placed. The mangrove and forest tree species are planted at restoration sites in Haiti, Kenya, Madagascar and Mozambique.
For print on demand, they offer two paper thicknesses, which are their Premium and Deluxe options. Canva also has three finishes, which are a matte, gloss or uncoated finish. They suggest a sans-serif font, such as Times New Roman, Garamond, Helvetica, Calibri, Arial and Palatino. But if you use their online design software, you have even more choices of fonts. Also for printing, Canva suggest a font size between 10 and 12 points or larger.
Of course, you don't need to design your own thank you card from scratch in a design software such as Adobe Illustrator or Affinity Designer. Canva is well known for great templates in a range of styles, including the popular gradient, retro, minimal, doodle, watercolor, flat and elegant styles. You will also find thank you cards by theme, such as wedding, baby shower or christening and graduation. You can customize any template by changing text, images, graphics, fonts and even color palettes.
Once you are ready, you can download your card as an png, jpg or pdf format. If you decide to order prints, you can use the Price Calculator on their site to get an estimate cost for printing. Also, your cards will ship free to your door or to FedEx or Staples for pickup. You can choose to include envelopes with your cards or omit them.
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